The Pursuit of Time by William H. May #review#
Posted by mindygrindstaff
In the year 2038 as the world struggles to adapt to energy shortages and the effects of global warming, advances in medical technology make human brain transplants possible. This story chronicles the effect this advance has on society and the fight by one dying man to extend his life with the help of his attorney friend. It challenges stereotypically held views of the elderly and their capabilities.
This book is a OnLineBookClub.org Book of the Day.
I totally enjoyed this book, it’s a book of “what if”. What if you got a second chance at life. What if you only got that chance if you could prove something you did 50 years ago. What if you had to convince some judges what you’re saying really happened.
In the year 2038 brain transplants are not only a possibility they’re done. There’s a transplant program and due to the high demand the application process is quite extreme. Transplants are awarded by a tribunal to certain qualified individuals, self-scarifice, betterment of society and heroism are only a few of the reasons to qualify. The odds of approval aren’t much better than hitting the lottery.
John Axelton is a 76 yr old retired professor has only approximately two years to live. He’s decided to apply for the program.
Phillip Douglas is an attorney who’s speciality is transplant applications. He once was a student of John’s, so when John asks him to help he’s more than willing to help him.
John tells him the story of an act of heroism that happens 50 years ago, in 1982 way before the transplants started. Now Phil has the job of proving John’s story is true and getting him in front of the Tribunal to get him approved.
This story also bring up the question of who really deserves a second shot at life ? Also who really has the right to decide who deserves that second chance?
The characters were well written and the descriptions of Colorado were amazing. I could picture the beauty Colorado and of the mountains thanks to the authors vivid descriptions. My only complaint is this books premise is good but it took me a while to get into the story as it starts out kind of slow. I’m glad I stuck with it as it’s an interesting story once it gets further in. I also felt some of the characters were just added for filler but I definitely didn’t like the State Rep Tom he was an ass lol.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 4 hearts